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Boston Red Sox host Oakland Athletics in baseball action

Oakland AthleticsBoston Red Sox
Aug 27, 5:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox Odds

60-71TEAM RECORD80-51

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Saturday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Graham Godfrey for the Athletics on the hill facing Erik Bedard for the Red Sox. Godfrey brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Bedard is 4-9 to date on the season.

View Oakland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.8 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Oakland brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 7-ranked defense.

The Athletics were a 15-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland routed Boston on Friday by a 15-5 score at Fenway Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

A few Athletics at Red Sox trends to consider:
Oakland7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Boston
Oakland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Boston
Boston15-5-1 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Oakland
Boston4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,at home

Next up:
Oakland at Boston, Sunday, August 28